Please note, as a precautionary measure during the Coronavirus outbreak, our staff are working from home until further notice. Please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We would like to reassure you that we are taking all possible measures to ensure we can still deliver our services to you with as little disruption as possible, but please bear with us during these unprecedented times.

Welcome to Grant & Co

Are you...

  • Looking for a pro-active accountant who’ll help you make more profit & pay less tax?
  • Starting out in business & need financial guidance & advice?
  • Struggling with your Self Assessment tax return?

Grant & Co are an independent firm of Chartered Accountants, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

We offer a comprehensive range of cost-effective accountancy, taxation and financial services to businesses and individuals alike. We work hard to get to know you so that we can deliver personalised, timely advice on how you can improve your personal and business wealth.

Businesses

We invite you to utilise our professional expertise and skills to help you achieve your goals. Think beyond the traditional role of the accountant. We have the knowledge to assist with every stage of the life of your business from company formation and business structuring; to financial and Corporation Tax planning; to outsourcing functions such as bookkeeping, payroll and VAT; through to business succession or selling your business. We aim to actively contribute to your success and you will find our approach modern and constructive.

Individuals

We take time to understand your aims & objectives in order that we can provide the highest quality of advice on Self Assessment, tax planning, Inheritance Tax, estate planning and trusts. Tax can be a complex and confusing subject and you will appreciate the value of having an adviser who will both clarify and optimise your tax position.

To find out more about how we can help you and your business click here for an overview of our services. To find out more about us click here. To access a wealth of information visit our resource centre or view our free factsheets.

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The current hot topic

Ending lockdown

On 10 May the UK government began to set out its roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown for businesses, schools and society at large. After consultation with business groups, major employers and trade unions, the government released guidance around five key points.

The government warned that the UK still faces significant challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It stated that this is ‘not a short-term crisis’, and that there is no quick or easy solution. The plan as outlined in the new guidance document ‘depends on continued widespread compliance’ from the public.

However, the government’s new message of ‘Stay Alert’ has been criticised as confusing, while the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are yet to ease restrictions.

Stay at home if possible

The new guidance covers eight workplace settings which are allowed to be open, from outdoor environments and construction sites to factories and takeaways.

However, the first of the five practical steps for businesses emphasises that people should continue to work from home, if possible. Additionally, employers must take all reasonable steps to help people work from home. The central issue for all businesses will be how to accommodate the government's safe social-distancing measure of two metres between colleagues in closed workplaces, and for customers in public-facing businesses like retail.

Consequently, many large companies are expecting their offices to operate at reduced capacity until the middle of next year.

Risk assessments

For those businesses that have not been told to close, and where it is impractical for employees to work remotely, a COVID-19 risk assessment must be carried out.

If possible, employers should publish the results of their risk assessments on their website and all businesses with over 50 employees are expected to do this.

Social distancing

In order to maintain two metres of social distancing, the government is asking employers to redesign workspaces. To achieve this goal the government suggests staggering start times, creating one-way walkthroughs, opening more entrances and exits, or changing seating layouts in break rooms. Where people cannot be two metres apart, employers must manage the risk of transmission.

Employers should investigate putting barriers in shared spaces, creating workplace shift patterns, minimising the number of people in contact with one another, or ensuring colleagues are facing away from each other.

Keeping clean

In addition, the government says workplaces should be cleaned more frequently, paying close attention to high-contact objects like door handles and keyboards. Employers should provide handwashing facilities or hand sanitisers at entry and exit points.

A downloadable notice is available, which employers should display in their workplaces to show their employees, customers and other visitors to their workplace that they have followed the guidance.

Early days

The early days of the exit plan were further complicated by overcrowding on some public transport and question marks over the reopening of schools. Both needed to resume operating in some form to facilitate the return to work.

The end of lockdown was always likely to prove problematic as the government continues to juggle economic recovery and public health. The roadmap remains unclear for the medium and long-term, while setbacks remain a possibility if supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) run thin or a second peak threatens to overwhelm the health service.

The full government guidance can be read here.